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International News Archive - December 10, 2012

Iran Launches Its Own Version Of YouTube

Iran has launched its own video-sharing website to rival YouTube -- the latest attempt by that country's government to create state-approved alternatives to popular online services is considered inappropriate by Tehran's Islamic regime.

Western Australia Lit Up By Wildfires

Careful observers of the new "Black Marble" images of Earth at night released this week by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have noticed bright areas in the western part of Australia that are largely uninhabited. Why is this area so lit up, many have asked?

Apple Maps App Leads To Strandings In Australia

Apple is once again losing fans in Australia as local police have warned drivers about Apple Maps, saying this piece of software could leave you stranded in the harsh heat of the wilderness without water.

Motorola Mobility Looks To Close South Korean Operations

On Monday Motorola Mobility announced that it will close most of its operations in South Korea in 2013 as part of ongoing restructuring. The decision to shutter the doors in the Asian nation will affect about 500 jobs.

Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.